23rd July 2015 was the launch of one of the most exciting art exhibitions I’ve seen.
Who Taught You? Is the name of the exhibition which takes inspiration from a Malcolm X speech; Who taught you to hate yourself? The exhibition portrays the beauty of black women. From slim black ladies to curvy, women with African attire, to women with no attire; the exhibition has it all.
This event was fresh, classy and meaningful. There were endless glasses of wine and appetising nibbles too. Other entertainment included DJ and singer Omar, who sang the classic “There’s Nothing Like This”.
Models from the exhibition such as teacher Melenie Hibbert was present and mentioned that “itis good to see black women captured in such a magnificent way; it’s so empowering.”
Unlike many other exhibitions, there wasn’t a caption in sight – there was no need for descriptions as the pictures themselves spoke volumes. “True reflection of reality, July,” says spoken word artist and DJ Nat Nye, which he used to express his thoughts of the exhibition.
Location: Gallery on the corner, 155 Battersea Park Rd, London, SW8 4BU
Photographed and written by – Cris Blaize